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Wow, the top 2 choices must be difficult to choose between. wink.gif

I usually just flip a coin to decide between #1 and #2. tongue.gif

 

My coin landed on its edge. Back to Monster Beats it is!

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My coin landed on its edge. Back to Monster Beats it is!


Time to take a picture and cherish it forever. I haven't ever had that happen. 


:(

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Heya,


Is the HE-400 anygood without amping?
I am considering getting them, but I do not have an amp at this stage,

If extremely necessary I can easily purchase one, 
But which amp also?

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Death3man View Post

Heya,


Is the HE-400 anygood without amping?
I am considering getting them, but I do not have an amp at this stage,

If extremely necessary I can easily purchase one, 
But which amp also?

Thanks

Amps don't have to cost a fortune with the HE-400. The HE-400 will sound fine without an amp but a Fiio E17 is definitely worth the money, if you have a litte more cash, consider the Schiit Magni and Modi combo.

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Originally Posted by Death3man View Post

Heya,


Is the HE-400 anygood without amping?
I am considering getting them, but I do not have an amp at this stage,

If extremely necessary I can easily purchase one, 
But which amp also?

Thanks

According to the manufacturer it is supposed to sound great even out of an iPod. I haven't tried it yet as I got HE-400 just yesterday:)

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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

Amps don't have to cost a fortune with the HE-400. The HE-400 will sound fine without an amp but a Fiio E17 is definitely worth the money, if you have a litte more cash, consider the Schiit Magni and Modi combo.

Or try a emotiva..i heard it pairs well with the he400 also and is cheap.

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Or try a emotiva..i heard it pairs well with the he400 also and is cheap.

You'd better have a pre-amp though, otherwise you'll only get may 2 degrees of adjustment on the Emotiva knob with HE400.

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

 

 

Here you go (again, just my 2 cents):

 

 

1.) SR-009

2.) SR-009

3.) LCD-3

4.) HD800

5.) TH-900

6.) LCD-2 = HE-6 

7.) T1

8.) HE-500

9.) W3000ANV

10.) Ed. 8LE

 

My original rankings had to do with current "flagships" only. But both the HE-500 and LCD-2s are fantastic headphones and upon second thought are more than suitable to be on this list.

thank you.

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Or try a emotiva..i heard it pairs well with the he400 also and is cheap.

 

 

I wouldn't do that..

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I wouldn't do that..

I read on the emotiva appreciation thread it does..with some kind of resistor in between..oh well..maybe i read it wrong..i do have experience with the mstage..that little buddy. Drives the he400 with flying colors..i know..as i owned one for 2 years..

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I read on the emotiva appreciation thread it does..with some kind of resistor in between..oh well..maybe i read it wrong..i do have experience with the mstage..that little buddy. Drives the he400 with flying colors..i know..as i owned one for 2 years..

 

 

O Ok yeah with some resistor should work.. My bad.

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Originally Posted by leylandi View Post

thank you.

No problem. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I find the HD800s more resolving and detailed than the HE-6s...so you can do the math. wink.gif evil_smiley.gif

The HE-6 audibly has superior details across the spectrum compared to the HD800's on my McIntosh 225 besides upwards 2khz. The LCD-3 pads do contribute a lot. The velours really muddy the sound in comparison. The stock leathers are simply bad with the HE-6. The highs on the HD800 are noticeably better controlled at ~2khz point and up though.

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(I've posted the following question on HE-400 thread, but I would like to put it here too, as more people might have both LCD-2.2 and HE-400 here)

 

Two days ago I bought HE-400 as a complementary headphone to my LCD-2 rev.2. I am experiencing a strange thing - HE-400 makes me listen to the music much louder than LCD-2 does? It is as if on LCD-2 I can hear everything even on low volumes and on HE-400 I need to listen louder to get the same feeling of hearing everything. (I use the recommended velour pads on HE-400). Can someone explain this phenomenon?


Edited by korzena - 2/21/13 at 1:44am
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Also I am not sure if HE-400 is such a good complementary headphone to LCD-2.2. I think the sound of both have quite a lot in common. I appreciate HE-400's greater aggresiveness, however I don't think it's much faster than my LCD-2. At the same time the 'tizziness' in treble annoys me a bit and 'forces' me to consider using EQ (which I am not a big fan of).
 

Will my brain/HE-400 burn in to the point where the treble won't be an issue or I should come to the conclusion HE-400 is not for me? If so, what is a good alternative for a complementary headphone to LCD-2.2 that will be used mainly for listening to 'spacious' electronic music?

I would like such headphone to:
- have more air and feel of spaciousness in depth, width and height
- more aggressiveness and speed
- sound that has good weight (not thin)
- very engaging and emotional



To a great degree I find my Westone 3 (IEM) such a headphone. If I could find this kind of sound in full-sized, I would be very happy:)
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